The Fitnah of Selfie

And then what of our beloved sisters who now indulge in the “Niqabi selfie?” Is not one of the wisdoms of the niqāb and ḥijāb to deflect and avert the eyes of the people?

The Muḥaddith of this era, Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Albānī (rahimahullaah), makes this point in his book Ḥijāb al-Mar’ah alMuslimah, where he mentions that one of the conditions of the Muslim woman’s dress is that it should not be an adornment in and of itself. He states, after mentioning the verse in Surah alNūr:

“…and not to show off their adornment.” [al-Nūr 24:31]

This includes their outer garment if it is adorned, attracting the attention of men.” [10]

And what does posting a selfie say—even in niqāb—other than “look at me,” in effect attracting the attention of men. This, no doubt, contradicts the very purpose of the ḥijāb, and Allāh (Subhanahu wa ta’aala) knows best.

The author of Nihāyah al-Muḥtāj writes:

“The preponderant position is that it is impermissible to look at the woman wearing niqāb, displaying nothing other than her eyes and what surrounds them.”

He goes on to say:

((فََ ِف احماجر مل خناجر))
“And how much are the eyes like daggers.” [11]

This along with the fact that the “niqabi selfie” is oft-times accompanied by the beautification of the eyes with mascara, eye shadow and the likes.

A questioner asked Shaykh Bin Bāz (rahimahullaah) about the permissibility of a woman applying kuḥl to her eyes.

He answered: It is permissible for a woman to beautify her eyes with kuḥl around other women, her husband, or her unmarriageable male relatives. As for in front of marriageable men, it is not permissible for her to uncover her face or her eyes, lined with kuḥl; this is due to the statement of Allāh:

“And when you ask [his wives] for something, ask them from behind a partition. That is purer for your hearts and their hearts.” [al-Aḥzāb 33:53]

There is no harm in wearing the burqaʿ, from which one or both eyes appear, but without being lined with kuḥl before marriageable men. [12]

[10] Ḥijāb al-Mar’ah al-Muslimah (p. 119)
[11] Nihayah al-Muḥtāj (6/188)

This is an excerpt from the below excellent article :
The Fitnah of Selfie-Amazement – Compiled by Abul-Hasan Maalik Ibn Aadam
Read the full article by visiting the above Link.
[Direct PDF Download]


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Posted on July 14, 2015, in Morals and Heart-Softeners, Purification of the Soul / Manners / Character / Etiquette and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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